Weekly News Bulletin: 6 November 2020

News from the Learning Zone

As we return from half term the Learning Zone has a new display for Remembrance ahead of November 11th.  Students can borrow some of our many books to reflect on the many millions who gave their lives during times of conflict.

Accelerated Reader
The HRS Literacy programme Accelerated Reader for Years 7 and 8 has started off in a very positive way.  So far this academic year students have taken 209 quizzes resulting in 2,595,127 words being read.  This is an amazing start to the year, more information will be sent home shortly to enable parents to support students with their literacy skills.

The Bookbuzz order for Year 7 students was submitted before half term.  We are hoping that the current restrictions will not delay delivery and that students will soon be receiving the book that they chose.
Mrs S Bird – Learning Zone Manager

Year 10 Maths Termly Assessments
All Year 10 students will be sitting their termly assessment next week in their maths lessons on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th November.  They will be sitting a non-calculator paper on Thursday 12th November and a calculator paper on Friday 13th November.  Students have been sent revision materials on Show My Homework and are also encouraged to use hegartymaths.com to revise any areas they feel necessary.

Pupils are politely reminded to ensure that they have all equipment necessary for these assessments: pen, pencil, ruler, eraser, protractor, set of compasses and for Friday, students will need a calculator.
Thank you in advance.
The Maths Department

Year 11 Mocks Round 2: 18th January to 5th February 2021
The next set of mocks commencing on Monday 18th January will be for all subjects (except DT/Food Preparation).  I will be in contact soon with further information.

This is only 7 school weeks away and so students should now get back to nightly revision using a revision timetable to ensure all subjects are covered.
Mr N Wilcox – Head of Year 11

Careers information and guidance – Success at Schools Resource
Please see in the related documents below a parent and carer guide containing a wealth of information about Careers and future options.

Unifrog – Upcoming Careers Webinars – For Year 11, 12 and 13
Unifrog is a platform for Careers information we use within Helena Romanes School. Your child has a login for this. There are a series of upcoming Webinars linked to a range of occupations such as Law, Psychology, Engineering and many more which they can book to join. These begin on the 26th November.  Please see the related document below for further details.

Cambridge Regional College Information Evening
Please see below a flyer about an online post 16 information evening at Cambridge Regional College on 12th November.

Oxford University: Next Steps Essex – Year 11 and 12 students
Please find below a link for guidance on supporting students with an interest in apply to Oxford University in the future:


Mr C Dilley – Assistant Headteacher

Children’s Clothing Bank
A children’s clothing bank is currently being set up in Uttlesford for children aged 0-16.  While they are recruiting volunteers and organising their many donations you can access their support by contacting the Citizens Advice Bureau 01799 618840 or by logging into http://uttlesfordfrontline.org.uk and requesting a call back.
Miss L Brammer – Deputy Safeguarding Lead/ Child Protection Officer

Related Documents